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Continuous Lifecycle London: 60 hours to get your proposals in

The call for papers for Continuous Lifecycle London 2017 closes this Thursday, so you've got less than 60 hours to give us your take on DevOps, Containerization, Continuous Delivery and Agile in the real world. We want to hear from people who know how implementing DevOps, Agile, CD and containers looks and feels at the coal …
Team Register, 28 Nov 2016
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Cloud music streams outpace CD sales for the first time, says recording industry ass. of America

Streaming music is now more popular than CDs, according to the Record Industry Ass. of America (RIAA). The RIAA reported (PDF) that in the US last year, streaming music sales accounted for $1.87bn in retail revenues, compared to $1.85 in total revenues for disc-based digital media. Physical media as a whole managed to stave …
Shaun Nichols, 19 Mar 2015

Congrats on MP3ing your music... but WHY bother? Time for my ripping yarn

Something for the Weekend, Sir? Good news. A year on from the ICT debacle at my son’s school, he has ditched the joint and found another place where his skills are more appreciated. Faithful readers may remember - as for all you unfaithful readers, I understand the political parlance is to call you "sluts" - that a couple of days before he was due to embark …
Alistair Dabbs, 27 Sep 2013
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Happy birthday, Compact Disc

The Compact Disc is 30 years old - at least if you work back to when the platform first went on sale to punters. The first commercially release disc and player - respectively, Billy Joel's 52nd Street and Sony's CDP-101 - were introduced in Japan on 1 October 1982. The disc was released by Sony's recorded music subsidiary, CBS …
Tony Smith, 1 Oct 2012
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Buy Smarter: what you need to know about... optical disc drives

Buyer's Guide Optical drive is the collective term for CD, DVD and Blu-ray readers, recorders and rewriters, the mainstay of swap-in-swap-out storage in notebook and desktop computers. At its simplest, an optical disc can load applications or play music or films, and at its most complex, in the form of a dual-layer, Blu-ray BD-RE disc, it …
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Digital music sales beat discs for first time in UK

Digital music revenue has overtaken revenue hauled in from sales of plastic discs for the first time in the UK. British music industry trade group the BPI released figures showing that digital revenue – from downloads, subscriptions and advertising – had made up 55.5 per cent of income in the first three months of this year. …
Andrew Orlowski, 31 May 2012
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CD: The indestructible music format that REFUSES TO DIE

This is almost getting boring to report each year - but here we are again. Twelve years after sales peaked the music CD format is stubbornly refusing to die. You can shutter the dedicated record shops, hide the CDs behind fondleslabs and video games in the megastores, offer the public instant access to cheaper legal alternatives …
Andrew Orlowski, 26 Mar 2012
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High Court confirms 'cheap DVD' tax loophole will close

The English High Court has ruled that the government may close a tax loophole allowing online retailers to ship low-cost goods from the Channel Islands VAT free. Chancellor George Osborne said in November 2011 that the Low Value Consignment Relief (LVCR) provision would be abolished on 1 April 2012. The plan was challenged in …
Tony Smith, 16 Mar 2012
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High Court asked to keep 'cheap DVD' VAT loophole open

The English High Court will tomorrow begin an investigation to determine whether online retailers should be allowed to avoid paying VAT on CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray Discs. The judicial review, demanded by the Governments of Jersey and Guernsey, follows Chancellor George Osborne's decision to close the Low Value Consignment Relief …
Tony Smith, 12 Mar 2012
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How digital audio ate itself and the music industry

Special Report Digital audio began life with high ideals and worthy engineering feats, with its extended dynamic range came the promise of noise-free recording. This is a story of how it first charmed and then choked the industry it was designed to enhance. HHB Digital Information Exchange agenda and newsletter 1987 1987 DIE roster and HHB …
Bob Dormon, 24 Nov 2011

Compact Disc death foretold for 2012

The major record labels are planning to kill off the CD format by the end of next year to make way for digital downloads only. That's the claim made by music site Side-Line which says it heard whispers that the end of the CD is nigh from music industry insiders. That said, it has failed to get any official confirmation from …
Caleb Cox, 7 Nov 2011
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Audio Pro WF100 wireless streamer

Geek Treat of the Week Anyone who’s tried wireless tech over the years knows how tricky and expensive it can be to get superior sounding audio around the home without wires. Step forth Swedish hi-fi brand Audio Pro, that has come up with a user friendly package that gives you a wireless transmitter/receiver duo. Audio Pro WF100q Plug 'n' Play: …
Ian Calcutt, 8 Aug 2011
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Unsinkable music CD finally sinking

After a remarkably resilient lifetime, in which its death was announced prematurely several times, the music CD finally looks to be on its way out. Figures released by the BPI this week show a 12.4 per cent decline in CD albums sales. In 2009, CD sales fell just 6.9 per cent – remarkable considering the disappearance of Zavvi …
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Hybrid CD vinyl unites warring tribes

Here's something you don't see very often. Veteran Detroit techno producer Jeff Mills has solved the vinyl or CD conundrum with a new "hybrid" disc that plays in both. It's a five-inch single with a CD stuck on the back. For younger readers baffled by such arcane technical jargon, allow us to explain. Music was once sold on …
Andrew Orlowski, 17 Jun 2010
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Why buy CDs? It's instant music, stupid

Andrew's Mailbag I recently mused on how the CD was taking an awful long time to die. Susan Boyle has just become the fastest selling CD on Amazon. Now it could be that SuBo is our revenge on any relative who ever bought us a dodgy sweater for Christmas. It's a weapon of mass retaliation. But a lot of people are ensuring the CD endures. Why so, …
Andrew Orlowski, 17 Dec 2009
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Why do people keep buying CDs?

Who on earth still buys CDs? If you only went to digital music conferences, you'd think the last CD had been bought some time ago, probably back in 2005. Audio connoisseurs' favourite Linn Products last week confirmed that it will stop designing and selling CD players from next year to focus on streamers, although its legendary …
Andrew Orlowski, 30 Nov 2009
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Justice Department glares at Sony

A Sony subsidiary has fallen under the beady eye of the US Department of Justice which is looking at competition in the optical disk drive industry. The DoJ has issued a subpoena to Sony Optiarc America (SOA), which supplies CD, DVD and Blu-ray-based products to North American customers, as it looks into possible anti-trust …
Chris Mellor, 26 Oct 2009
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Gear4 launches first CD-capable kit

IFA Gear4 has gone back to audio basics, launching its first ever products incorporating CD players. Gear4_HP400 The HP-400 is one of four CD Micro systems launched by Gear4 Until now, the company has only offered audio extras designed for Apple’s iPods. Until today, none could play the good old compact disc. Gear4 has …

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